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Gender, Agency and Social Change

Goddard, Victoria, ed. 2000. Gender, Agency and Social Change. London: Routledge. ISBN 978-0415228282 [Edited Book]

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In response to global change, people create new opportunities and conditions, and in their responses they are influenced by both gender and age. In Gender, Agency and Change the contributors illustrate the complexities involved in the constitution and performance of agency. Such agency may be reflected in strategies of accommodation and adaption that can nevertheless produce new institutional arrangements. Alternatively, they may be directed towards the outright rejection of these processes. The cases examined in this volume explore the ways in which different subjects engage in the reformulation of spaces, roles and identities, redefining the boundaries between, and the content of, the 'public' and the 'private'. The examples also provide an account of how gendered discourses are deployed to convey new meanings, a new sense of place and time, confirming or challenging ideas of 'tradition' and 'modernity'. This collection will be of particular interest to students of anthropology and gender studies.

Item Type: Edited Book

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Anthropology

Date:

2000

Item ID:

11767

Date Deposited:

22 Jun 2015 10:47

Last Modified:

16 Jun 2017 11:27

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/11767
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